DfT inviting organisations to register to be kept informed of the NPS and airspace consultations early in 2017
The DfT has written to organisations that are “stakeholders” for both the consultation it will hold, in early 2017, on its Airports NPS – and also a consultation on “modernising” UK airspace, in order to fit in a large growth in the number of planes. They will be holding a number of “stakeholder engagement events” in 11 locations across the UK. Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, , Belfast, Liverpool, Cardiff, Newquay, Reading and London. Organisations (the Dft does not mention individuals) can sign up at http://www.aviationconsultations.com/ to register and be sent more information. The DfT say they will then contact people next year with further information, including the date and location; details on how and where to register your organisation’s attendance; the option to attend one or both consultation events; and the running order of the day.
The DfT says in its email:
On 25 October 2016, the Government announced that the Heathrow north-west runway scheme is the preferred location for a new runway in the South East. The Government will be consulting on a draft National Policy Statement (NPS) and accompanying documents to take the scheme forward.
In his statement to the House of Commons, the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, also announced the need for measures to support modernisation of UK airspace and the management of aircraft noise. We therefore expect a separate consultation on the UK’s airspace policies to be published in parallel with the consultation on the Heathrow north-west runway scheme.
If your organisation may have an interest in one or both consultations, we are writing to advise you that a stakeholder engagement event will take place in your region. This will be an opportunity to access information on these important policy areas.
We will contact you with further information in due course, including:
The date and location;
Details on how and where to register your organisation’s attendance;
The option to attend one or both consultation events; and
The running order of the day.
To ensure that your organisation is kept informed of the event details, please register your interest in attending at www.aviationconsultations.com
You have the choice of venues of: